Charles Alexander Dupuy ( fr. Charles-Alexandre Dupuy ; November 5, 1851 , Le Puy-en-Velay , department of Haute-Loire - July 23, 1923 , , department of the Eastern Pyrenees ) - French politician, three times served as prime minister.
|Charles Alexander Dupuis|
|Birth||November 5, 1851 |
Le Puy-en-Velay ( Haute-Loire Department)
|Death||July 23, 1923 (71 years old)|
Ile-sur-Tet (Department of the Eastern Pyrenees )
|The consignment||Moderate Republicans, opportunists.|
He was a teacher, then an inspector of the academy. Since 1885, a member of the Chamber of Deputies; He took an active part in the discussion of public education and was one of the prominent members of the commission to review the secondary education system. In 1892, he was appointed Minister of Education.
From April to November 1893 he was Minister of the Interior and Chairman of the Council of Ministers. Under him, Franco-Russian celebrations took place . At the opening of the new chamber, the Dupuis government disintegrated due to disagreement between its members. By education of the Casimir government, Perrier Dupuis was elected president of the Chamber of Deputies and showed great courage in this capacity during the explosion that took place in the House on December 9, 1893, when the anarchist Auguste Vallant threw a bomb in the conference room. On this day he uttered the famous words: “The meeting continues! (La séance continue!) ”, Known in Russia as Ostap Bender’s favorite replica.
On May 31, 1894 , after the fall of the Casimir Perrier government, he formed his second cabinet; when he was killed Carnot ; Dupuis retained power in the short presidency of Casimir Perrier, but had constant clashes with him, which led to the resignation of the latter; Dupuis also resigned after him (January 26, 1895). During this government, Dupuis was convicted of Captain Dreyfus .
When the Dreyfus affair led to the resignation of Brisson’s cabinet, Dupuis ( November 1, 1898 ) formed his third cabinet, which was fairly neutral with respect to the Dreyfus affair; under him, the court of cassation conducted an investigation and issued a resolution favorable to Dreyfus, which led to a review of the case.
In June 1899, the Dupuis government fell due to circumstances that were the fault of the police. On June 11, President of the Republic Emil Loubet was offended by the nationalists during the horse races in Oteil, which he attended (he was hit with a stick on the head); a request was made in the ward about the strange behavior of the police, which was present at the races in excessive numbers, supposedly to protect Loubet, and at the same time did nothing to really protect him. They saw this as premeditation, the government received a vote of no confidence and resigned, giving way to the government of Valdeck-Rousseau .
- Deryuzhinsky V.F. Dupuis, Charles Alexander // Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedic Dictionary : 86 volumes (82 volumes and 4 additional). - SPb. , 1890-1907.